• Boats filled with customers and traders fill the canals of the Damnoen Saduak floating market in Western Thailand.

Delve Deep: Northern Thailand

Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. Northern Thailand: home of serene temples, unreal scenery, epic histories, food that slaps. And So. Much. More. Want to embrace the new? Jump headfirst into the unknown? Immerse yourself in the extraordinary? This is THE place to do it. We’ll go beyond those all-star attractions and delve deep into the local culture. Grab your camera and pull on those elephant-print pants ‘cos it’s time to get started.

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Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Bangkok (Thailand)


    Let's kickstart this adventure in Thailand's temple-stuffed, neon-lit, food-loving capital. Say sawasdee (sah-wah-dee) to your new travel fam before tucking into your first group dinner. Thought the pad thai from your local takeout was good? Wait 'til you try the real, authentic thing. Afterwards, the evening is yours for the taking. Need recs? Tick off your souvenir shopping early at a night market. Have a few bevs at a swanky rooftop bar. Or watch a live Muay Thai boxing match. It's your trip, your way.

    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak – River Kwai

  3. River Kwai – Kanchanaburi

  4. Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok

  5. Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Chiang Mai

  6. Chiang Mai

  7. Chiang Mai – Hmong Hill Tribe Stay

  8. Hmong Hill Tribe – Pai

  9. Pai – Chiang Mai

  10. Chiang Mai


What's included

Included experiences

  • - Visit Mae Klong Railway Market
  • - Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • - Longtail boat to floating raft accommodation
  • - Overnight stay in floating raft accommodation
  • - Visit Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum
  • - Train ride on Death Railway
  • - Visit Wat Mahathat
  • - Visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
  • - Bike tour of Sukhothai temples
  • - Visit Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park
  • - Overnight stay in a hill tribe lodge
  • - Traditional Hmong dance show
  • - Tour of local tea garden
  • - Visit Tham Lot Cave


- 7 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night on a floating raft, 1 night in a hill tribe lodge


- Local boat and private vehicle

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Almsgiving ceremony with temple walking tour in Chiang Mai: from $57 USD

- Half-day Vespa tour of Chiang Mai: from $102 USD

- Chiang Mai cooking class: from $38 USD

- Muay Thai training class in Chiang Mai: from $62 USD

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